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  • Scott Bain hails ‘excellent’ back four in biggest win of his career

    Scott Bain hails ‘excellent’ back four in biggest win of his career

    By: Joe Donnelly on 03 Dec, 2018 17:59

  • BY his own admission, Sunday’s League Cup final win over Aberdeen is the biggest game Scott Bain has played in to date. Ryan Christie’s first-half injury-time strike was all that separated the sides at Hampden, and the 27-year-old stopper hailed his back four in helping the Hoops record another clean sheet.

    The 1-0 win marked the Scottish champions’ seventh consecutive domestic trophy under Brendan Rodgers, and Bain could not speak highly enough of the line-up in front of him. The keeper was equally pleased with the manager’s decision to play him throughout the competition, and said this show of faith gave him real confidence going into the cup final.

    “It was a great occasion and I think the big thing, for me, was to handle it, deal with it and play the game,” said Bain. “As the saying goes, you play the game not the occasion, and the boys were fantastic. 

    “I think the back four were excellent too, including Jozo when he came on. It’s not easy coming into a game of that stature at that time, and I think he played excellently. The back four have given the rest of the team the platform to play from over the last few weeks, and it’s great to get another clean sheet here at Hampden in a cup final, and, of course, win a trophy.

    “That was definitely the biggest game that I’ve played in. It’s great to be a part of a team like Celtic, and, considering what it takes to play in cup finals, to play on the big stage, and win trophies, I’m obviously thankful to the manager for sticking with me and showing faith in me. That gave me a real boost going into this game.”

    Bain heaped praise on the Celtic support, and said the atmosphere they generate is second to none, both at home and away. With a busy schedule ahead between now and the end of the year, Bain also plans to continue working hard at training, and will seize any more first-team opportunities as they present themselves.

    “It was a great atmosphere and we’re used to that every week,” he said. “The Celtic fans are fantastic, whether that’s at home or away. Playing against Hearts in the semi-final really set me up for this game. We knew it was going to be a difficult game, and the lads put a lot into it and deserved what they got.

    “For me, it’s now just a case of doing what I’ve been doing. I want to continue working as hard as I possibly can, both on and off the pitch. Craig’s obviously a great goalkeeper and has big boots to fill. I’ll keep working as hard as I possibly can, and if games come here and there, then I’ll be grateful for them.”

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